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Keto Diet…My Life Change

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There was a time in my life I was not concerned much about weight or health. I was young.

Then I had two children two years apart. During this time I gained quite a bit of weight. I worked out but did not change the way I ate.  I was not worried about my health.

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Fast forward about 15 years. I was now 41 years old and pregnant with my third child. I gained weight during my pregnancy but I really put on the weight after he was born.

I ate donuts and hamburgers on a daily basis. Although I knew I was overweight, I could not stop myself from eating. My addiction to food was too great.

I had gained so much weight and was at least 250 lbs. Too tired to play with my 2-year-old, I would lay on the couch all day while he played next to me on the floor.

One day, it was just me and my son at home. I climbed up the stairs. When I got to the top I was so short of breath. I was sweating, nauseated and felt like I was going to pass out.

I laid on the bed for a while. I thought to myself, “Maybe I am having a heart attack?”

At that moment I was so worried about what would happen to my son if anything happened to me.

I knew something had to change.

I went downstairs and instantly started researching diets. It was then I read about the keto diet. Although I knew about the low carb diet,  I knew nothing about the keto diet.

My first thinking was that I could try cutting out some of the carbs I was eating. I looked on Pinterest and found a few keto recipes.
 

I didn’t expect much at first. But…

Within several days I was only consuming 20 net carbs a day.  I was amazed at how different I was already feeling. I had more energy. I felt more alive. The cravings to eat continuously had diminished drastically.

A few weeks later I realized my clothes were getting loose. I stopped wearing my husbands 2 XL t-shirts around the house.

Now, 7 months later, I am still living the keto way and have lost 50 lbs. I have cut out all processed carbs, sugars, and inflammatory foods out of my diet and am the healthiest I have ever been.

I still have about 40 lbs to go. But keto works! I will never go back to eating all the processed and sugary foods I used to eat. 

A couple of months after I started, my husband joined. In the 5 months, he has been eating keto, he has lost 46 lbs. He has gone from a 2 xl to a medium. His blood pressure is normal. His sleep apnea is gone and he no longer snores.

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